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42% Brits set to upgrade garden following home improvement boom

2021 is set to be a year of home transformations, with more than half of Brits (59%) claiming they will be making home improvements, with the average spend at £6,531 per household. Decorating is revealed as the top home improvement (69%), with grey being named as 2021’s colour of choice, followed by cream and blue, according to new research by Attic Self Storage.

The new research uncovers that more than two in five (43%) Brits are looking to upgrade their garden and outside areas; 34% are buying new furniture; almost a fifth (18%) are looking to extend or build an outhouse and 14% a work hub.

On the contrary, only one in five Brits is looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday – with 61% believing it’s a bad time to sell their property, with safety (43%) being the number one reason not to buy. 35% said it’s too challenging viewing properties with the current restrictions; 29% think the market is too confusing and 16% believe they would lose too much money on their current home.

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, founder and CEO of Attic Self Storage, comments: “With lockdown returning and space being a key motivator for both movers and improvers, to help, we have worked with experts from all over the UK including interior stylists, estate agents, space savers and financial advisors, to create a free downloadable booklet with top tips for those making home improvements or buying a new property.”

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